The UK Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has thrown out plans for the 115m spiralling tower to be built next to the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
CABE said the design of the $29m tower, to be known as ArcelorMittal Orbit, was not resolved in sufficient detail to receive planning approval, according to USAtoday.com.
The Royal architectural advisory body said the entrance pavilion, viewing platforms, elevator and stairs of the tower required redesigning before its construction.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson commissioned the tower as a monument to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Design of the ArcelorMittal Orbit incorporates the five Olympic rings and will offer visitors panoramic views of London.